Live Oak, Fla. — The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will host a Twilight Field Day at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Suwannee Valley located at County Road 417, on Tuesday, May 25, 2004.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with dinner, followed by tours and demonstrations of research trials currently being conducted on various crops and new enterprises.

The Center serves the diverse agricultural interests in the region including vegetables, fruit crops, protected culture, forestry, tobacco and other forage crops.

Twilight Field Day is an opportunity for commercial growers, master gardeners, weekend gardeners and anyone else who is interested, to learn about the most recent research and development, including the latest varieties, new cultural practices and management techniques. All are invited to come out and learn about the challenges facing farms in the area and the on-going research being done to help solve these issues.

Attendees will have the opportunity to choose two of the following tours; “Greenhouse, Outdoor Hydroponics & Field Cut Flowers,” “Fruit and Nut Crops for North Florida,” “Agronomic Crops,” Vegetable Crops,” and “Forestry Research Programs.” Each tour is an hour and will provide information about research and advancements in the specific area covered. In addition, there will be a grape tomato variety taste test for everyone whose taste buds are in need of a little stimulation!

Registration, which includes dinner, tour program booklet, refreshments and other materials, is $10 per person. The deadline for registration is 5 p.m. on May 21. Call (386) 362-1725 for more information or e-mail Karen Hancock at khancock@ifas.ufl.edu